Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Drawing Study: Treeline and water

This was a pretty quick drawing that i did of some trees by the water. The main reason for studying this was that I am currently doing a painting and wanted to see how water recedes in the distance.

Some things that I learned: 1) The water ripples are larger and more distinct when they are closer to you (this I knew). 2) The water gets much lighter as you go into the distance. So, it may be dark blue/green near you, but as it recedes, it's more of the color of the sky. 3) For shorelines that are close to you, you will get the reflection of the item on the water. For shorelines that are farther away, the sky color reflecting on the water will wash out any land reflection.

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